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2012-08-19 01:47:42 PM  
I'm not finding any well known sites reporting his death, submitter (IMDB, TMZ, etc.).
 
2012-08-19 01:54:26 PM  
They say there's no devil, Jim, but there is, right out of Hell. I saw it!

/RIP Mr. Windom
 
2012-08-19 02:26:19 PM  
If you haven't seen it, William Windom reprized his role 40 years later in "The New Voyages" (unauthorized continuation of the original series). It's pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxXBX8SEqpw
 
2012-08-19 03:06:33 PM  

upload.wikimedia.org

RIP William Windom....

 
2012-08-19 04:40:40 PM  
Best damn episode of TOS ever, and in my opinion one of the best dramatic episodes of ANY science fiction series. I think I may go watch it. Hello, Netflix!
 
2012-08-19 04:41:41 PM  
Since this went green I can only assume the weekend help has confirmed it.
 
2012-08-19 04:43:53 PM  
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/arts/television/william-windom-every man-actor-is-dead-at-88.html

It's in the NY Times now.

Apart from Star Trek, as a kid I really enjoyed the one season show, My World and Welcome To It.
 
2012-08-19 04:49:22 PM  

RoyBatty: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/arts/television/william-windom-ever y man-actor-is-dead-at-88.html

It's in the NY Times now.

Apart from Star Trek, as a kid I really enjoyed the one season show, My World and Welcome To It.


That was a great show. Creative and amusing without being condescending

/which is likely why it only lasted one season back then
 
2012-08-19 04:50:13 PM  
the recognizable character actor

Sure, if you're retired.
 
2012-08-19 05:01:35 PM  

RoyBatty: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/arts/television/william-windom-ever y man-actor-is-dead-at-88.html

It's in the NY Times now.

Apart from Star Trek, as a kid I really enjoyed the one season show, My World and Welcome To It.


As did I.
 
2012-08-19 05:05:20 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Best damn episode of TOS ever, and in my opinion one of the best dramatic episodes of ANY science fiction series. I think I may go watch it. Hello, Netflix!


Certainly in the top 5.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net 

RIP William Windom.

/Hot.
 
2012-08-19 05:07:12 PM  
Holy shiat, I thought the headline was talking about the guy from Tales of the Gold Monkey.
 
2012-08-19 05:21:31 PM  

Mugato: Holy shiat, I thought the headline was talking about the guy from Tales of the Gold Monkey.


I hope you brought along a pack of condoms, because you just dated yourself.
 
2012-08-19 05:22:49 PM  
Jim, this man is a corpse.
 
2012-08-19 05:44:51 PM  

Mentat: Mugato: Holy shiat, I thought the headline was talking about the guy from Tales of the Gold Monkey.

I hope you brought along a pack of condoms, because you just dated yourself.


I have no idea what that means. But I was 3 years old when Tales of the Gold Monkey aired and I'm pretty sure it was awesome.
 
2012-08-19 06:04:31 PM  
Stephen Collins must be devastated.
 
2012-08-19 06:05:55 PM  

RoyBatty: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/arts/television/william-windom-ever y man-actor-is-dead-at-88.html

It's in the NY Times now.

Apart from Star Trek, as a kid I really enjoyed the one season show, My World and Welcome To It.


Came in to mention this show. Based on James Thurber, it was a cool show.
 
2012-08-19 06:07:53 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxXBX8SEqpw


The New Voyages website for the curious.
 
2012-08-19 06:09:50 PM  
tommcmahon.typepad.com
Hmmm..ahh...ummm....hmmmmm.......
 
2012-08-19 06:16:44 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-08-19 06:17:12 PM  
images.wikia.com

Probably one of the three best eps - Windom's perfiormance was superb - and the remastered version is just drop dead awesome.
 
2012-08-19 06:22:54 PM  

AtlanticCoast63: [images.wikia.com image 850x639]

Probably one of the three best eps - Windom's perfiormance was superb - and the remastered version is just drop dead awesome.


Jesus, is that from the remastered version? Damn. It looks pretty but that damage would have killed 1/3 of the crew and irreparably damaged their warp drive.
 
2012-08-19 06:24:47 PM  

dublinopinion.com

RIP DECK HER

 
2012-08-19 06:26:16 PM  

Mugato: AtlanticCoast63: [images.wikia.com image 850x639]

Probably one of the three best eps - Windom's perfiormance was superb - and the remastered version is just drop dead awesome.

Jesus, is that from the remastered version? Damn. It looks pretty but that damage would have killed 1/3 of the crew and irreparably damaged their warp drive.


Mugato,

It sure is from the remaster. I'd give anything to see this on a movie theater screen.
 
2012-08-19 06:28:09 PM  

Mugato: Holy shiat, I thought the headline was talking about the guy from Tales of the Gold Monkey.


That was his son Commander Decker.
 
2012-08-19 06:29:04 PM  

www.daviddarling.info

*BURP*

 
2012-08-19 06:29:47 PM  
"Captain, I am detecting large quantities of Windom in this sector".
 
2012-08-19 06:31:35 PM  

MrsGsboy: Mugato: Holy shiat, I thought the headline was talking about the guy from Tales of the Gold Monkey.

That was his son Commander Decker.


Great, great, great, great, great, gandfather maybe. And his son merged with Vger and created the Borg. A family of assholes if you ask me.
 
2012-08-19 06:32:38 PM  

Mugato: Mentat: Mugato: Holy shiat, I thought the headline was talking about the guy from Tales of the Gold Monkey.

I hope you brought along a pack of condoms, because you just dated yourself.

I have no idea what that means. But I was 3 years old when Tales of the Gold Monkey aired and I'm pretty sure it was awesome.


It was awesome. At the time it was derided as an Indiana Jones rip-off (perhaps deservedly so), but it was still good television. I wish it was on Netflix streaming...
 
2012-08-19 06:33:13 PM  

Mugato: AtlanticCoast63: [images.wikia.com image 850x639]

Probably one of the three best eps - Windom's perfiormance was superb - and the remastered version is just drop dead awesome.

Jesus, is that from the remastered version? Damn. It looks pretty but that damage would have killed 1/3 of the crew and irreparably damaged their warp drive.


The warp drive was indeed smashed to bits, but Scotty got the impulse drive working. Most of the Constellation was uninhabitable save the auxilliary bridge, the engine room, and some corridors. The worst damage shown was likely inflicted by the Planet Killer's last shot, which knocked out the transporters after Decker got his crew down onto the third planet which was then eaten.
 
2012-08-19 06:53:18 PM  

propasaurus: RoyBatty: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/arts/television/william-windom-ever y man-actor-is-dead-at-88.html

It's in the NY Times now.

Apart from Star Trek, as a kid I really enjoyed the one season show, My World and Welcome To It.

Came in to mention this show. Based on James Thurber, it was a cool show.


Another thumbs up for MWAWTI. Too good for teevee.
 
2012-08-19 06:54:21 PM  
I remember reading that when they were filming, and Decker said (of the giant planet eating thing): "Jim, it had a maw!" that Shatner deadpanned back, "A Ma? Did it have a Pa?"
 
2012-08-19 06:56:05 PM  
His Death and Welcome to It.
 
2012-08-19 07:19:17 PM  
Peter David's TNG novel Vendetta revisited the planet killer. Basically, the one in the TOS episode "The Doomsday Machine" was merely a prototype. The one in the novel was much larger and more powerful, and it turns out that both were created specifically to combat the Borg.
 
2012-08-19 07:31:13 PM  
Jessica Fletcher seen fleeing the scene.

/and godspeed to a fine actor
 
2012-08-19 07:32:41 PM  
zipmeme.com

RIP
 
2012-08-19 07:35:51 PM  

AtlanticCoast63: [images.wikia.com image 850x639]

Probably one of the three best eps - Windom's perfiormance was superb - and the remastered version is just drop dead awesome.


Hey, anything had to be better than the sock monster and the AMT/Ertel model kit they put together for the original.

/still don't understand why they went with NCC-1017 instead of something within the established numbering scheme. Sure, they were just rearranging the numbers from the model kit, but 1710 was open.

/and yeah, Windom was great in it. He goes from shellshock to over the edge in a great way.
 
2012-08-19 07:53:53 PM  

COMALite J: Peter David's TNG novel Vendetta revisited the planet killer. Basically, the one in the TOS episode "The Doomsday Machine" was merely a prototype. The one in the novel was much larger and more powerful, and it turns out that both were created specifically to combat the Borg.


And the second one was activated by a woman whose race was wiped out by the Borg and controlled it along with the spirits of the long-dead race who built the Planet Killers. And it did a number on a bunch of Cubes, along with the Enterprise-D and another Federation ship that had Shelby on board (the woman from "The Best of Both Worlds"), and they even used a variation of Wesley's warp bubble that trapped Dr. Crusher in an alternate dimension in one episode.

Problem was, the novel made the Borg TOO powerful, able to start resisting the Planet Killer's weapons without ever gaining any type of sample from it to adapt to (how they did Species 8472 was far better). And it had two dumb sub-plots involving Picard falling in love with the woman controlling the Planet Killer and Geordi trying to make a captured female Borg drone human again.
 
2012-08-19 07:56:08 PM  

quatchi: ...as a kid I really enjoyed the one season show, My World and Welcome To It.

Came in to mention this show. Based on James Thurber, it was a cool show.

Another thumbs up for MWAWTI. Too good for teevee.


This.

Epitaph: MY GRAVE AND WELCOME TO IT
 
2012-08-19 07:58:32 PM  

quatchi: dahmers love zombie: Best damn episode of TOS ever, and in my opinion one of the best dramatic episodes of ANY science fiction series. I think I may go watch it. Hello, Netflix!

Certainly in the top 5.



It definitely would be top 10. I think one of the initial concepts was if a Kirk-like character made The Wrong Decision.
 
2012-08-19 08:18:53 PM  
biffbampop.files.wordpress.com
RIP Windom Earl
 
2012-08-19 08:26:36 PM  
William Windom was superb in the very good episode The Doomsday Machine. He takes the audience from sympathy to anger then back to sympathy again and every turn was pitch-perfect.

Rest in peace.
 
2012-08-19 08:29:10 PM  
I can sum it all up in just one word: courage, dedication, daring, pride, pluck, spirit, grit, mettle, and G-U-T-S, *guts*. Why, Commodore Decker's got more guts in his little finger than most of us have in our large intestine, including the colon!

/My favorite episode of Space1999
 
2012-08-19 08:38:37 PM  
www.startrek.com
RIP, Decker
 
2012-08-19 08:41:22 PM  

basemetal: William Windom

His great grandfather. Strong family resemblence.
 
2012-08-19 08:45:09 PM  
After rewatching that episode of Trek, I decided he looks like Tim Robbins

www.wearysloth.com
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-19 09:14:00 PM  
His My World and Welcome To It opened up my childhood mind to the works of James Thurber, for which I'll ever be grateful. And when, years later, he was touring colleges with a one-man Thurber show, he was very, very kind to us fledgling theatre students. A very nice man. Godspeed Mr. Windom.

/Kinda sad to hear people in here babbling about Star Trek when the man was in To Kill a Mockingbird
 
2012-08-19 09:20:21 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [www.startrek.com image 320x320]
RIP, Decker


That character was supposed to be his son, driven to be like dad.
 
2012-08-19 09:20:42 PM  
Wait, wait, wait.

Is that actually believed? Decker merging with V'Ger resulted in the borg?
 
2012-08-19 09:24:34 PM  

Znuh: Wait, wait, wait.

Is that actually believed? Decker merging with V'Ger resulted in the borg?


I don't think so, it was just something I thought of when I was like 10 years old and saw the first Borg episode of TNG.
 
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